Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Is there any way that you can ride in the woods with a more experienced trail horse to give your horse more confidence? That would be best I think. Also, just take it slow and start small, gradually increasing incident free time in the woods. If your horse is scared, but you keep experienced positive (noting bad happens while in the woods), you will help build her confidence. Start with just a small amount of positive time and make that the lesson for the day. Next time spend just a bit longer, and so on. Maybe even just start by standing near the woods for a small amount of time and increasing that before ever even going in the woods.